Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan

34th Recipient, 2017, Palestine

The 34th Niwano Peace Prize was awarded to Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan of Palestine who had shown perseverance and compassion in his work to encourage dialogue between interreligious groups in the Holy Land. In a world characterized by leaders who seek to emphasize difference and hatred, Bishop Younan has consistently strived for the opposite. His work emphasizes peace over power and unity over domination. Bishop Younan embodies the qualities that the Niwano Peace Foundation value in religious leaders, and through this award, the Niwano Peace Prize Committee wholeheartedly pay homage to his work.